|Sex Ed Snapshot Update|
In 2010, after the 2007 state sexuality education law (HB07 -1292) was adopted, Colorado Youth Matter conducted an informal statewide assessment of local policies, content, delivery and professional development related to HIV prevention and sexuality education in Colorado schools to determine if the education and policies met the standards of the law. This groundbreaking report is available by clicking here: HIV Prevention and Sexuality Education in Colorado Classrooms: A Snapshot of Policy and Practice. Concurrently in 2007, a statewide coalition – The Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance – was formed to build statewide collaborations and strengthen advocacy efforts in support of the law. In 2010, new standards for health education were adopted by the Colorado Board of Education, prompting the need to update the assessment to monitor changes in sexuality education programs and policies implemented in schools across the state.
Key findings from Snapshot update:
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